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‘It was a big frustration’ Marco Silva slams Everton display

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Everton manager Marco Silva was far from pleased after watching his side blow a golden opportunity in their 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth.

Silva took his Everton team over to the Vitality Stadium on Sunday with an opportunity of leapfrogging Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal into third place in the Premier League.

Although hopes of a top-four spot this weekend quickly became forgotten amid a terrible start. It was instead Bournemouth who took the initiative, with Callum Wilson firing the hosts into a 23rd-minute lead.

But Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who got the nod over Moise Kean in the attack, equalised just before the break. However, Everton simply couldn’t keep up the momentum in the second half and paid the price.

After Ryan Fraser fired home a low free-kick, Wilson then lobbed the ball past keeper Jordan Pickford to condemn Everton to defeat.

The result leaves the Toffees down in 11th-place in the standings with seven points from five games.

“It was a big frustration,” Silva told BBC.

“We lost the game and we gave some things too easily to our opponent. We have to be ruthless away from home and you have to be clinical in attack.

“They won the second ball and the third ball. We reacted and equalised and then we introduced some fresh legs in our attacking line but then we conceded in that moment.”

Silva added: “As always, we have a lot of work to do. Our home form is fantastic but to win our away games we have to be more aggressive and more solid so that we do not concede easy goals.”

Calvert-Lewin, who scored for the first time since March, said: “I’m happy to get on the score sheet but it is bittersweet because we didn’t manage to get the three points.

“There is still more to come from me and I know I can improve every game. We know we have quality in the dressing room, it’s just about taking the same attitude from our home games into the away games.”

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, meanwhile, believes Fraser’s second-half introduction changed the tide of the game.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton, Premier League
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton (2L) celebrates his goal.